George Eastman Museum: Celebrating Jodie

This year the George Eastman Award recipient is Jodie Foster. A gala is planned May 25th, where she will be honored, and present to accept the award. If only I could attend…, so tonight am viewing Taxi Driver. Throughout the month weekly films of Miss Foster’s work will be screened. My favorite was Panic Room. What was yours?

Did not realize she has 2 Oscars with 4 nominations, winning for Silence of the Lambs, and The Accused, and nominations for Taxi Driver, (at 13 years of age), and Nell. She has been working since she was a child, and is a Yale graduate – in good company with Meryl Streep.

The Eastman Museum has a 500 seat theater – The Dryden, and at $11. a seat is a bargain. There also are musical and community events at the Museum with a Mother’s Day Brunch, musical performances by notables, and also students from the Eastman School of Music. Will be checking out these events and keep readers updated in future blogs.

And as a Mother’s Day tribute, (belated), wish to write a few words about George Eastman’s mother, Maria Kilbourn Eastman. She loved flowers, music, and was frugal. Her husband passed early, and she raised George and 2 sisters alone, with George’s sisters also dying prematurely. George loved to lavish gifts on his mum, and named Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music for her.

What a dutiful son.